Labiaplasty in Tampa, FL
Every woman is different, and every body is different, including the size and shape of a woman’s labia. These physical characteristics can make a woman feel self-conscious and uncomfortable. Brandon-Dzung Mang, M.D., is a highly experienced and respected plastic surgeon. He is board certified under the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has been helping women in the Tampa and St. Petersburg areas recreate the look of their labia.
Labiaplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure that reduces the size or changes the shape of the small lips on the outside of the vagina (the labia minora) or the larger lips
(labia majora). It is sometimes called labia reduction surgery. Often, women are born with large or irregular shaped labia. Others develop this condition after childbirth or with aging. The appearance of the enlarged labia can cause discomfort when wearing tight clothing, embarrassment with a sexual partner, and discomfort during intercourse or exercise.
What Happens During Labiaplasty Surgery?
The labiaplasty procedure usually lasts between one to two hours and in most cases it is an outpatient procedure. You will have had a consultation with Dr Mang at which time you will discuss the procedure, your desired results and expectations. You will also discuss the best option for you anesthesia. Various methods can be utilized during the procedure. The technique that is best for each individual patient will be decided during the consultation. On the day of your surgery, after the anesthesia is administered, Dr. Mang will incise the excess tissue with a scalpel or in some cases he may opt for the diepithelailisation method, which involves the removal of the epithelial layers on either side of the labia.
What is the Cost of Labiaplasty Surgery?
Dr. Mang is conscious of his patients’ budgets and keeps his prices competitive. Plastic surgery procedures can range depending on the needs and goals of each patient, therefore, it is important to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mang to discuss pricing. At Mang Plastic Surgery, we believe that a cosmetic procedure is an investment in your self-confidence, which will be beneficial for years to come. Sometimes that may be costly, and that is why we offer financing through CareCredit®.
How Do I Prepare For Labiaplasty?
Before you undergo labiapasty Dr. Mang and his staff will spend time with you discussing your expectations for the procedure, giving you details of what can be achieved and the risks associated with the surgery. If you are a desirable candidate for the procedure Dr. Mang and his team will take all the time that is needed to advise you on how to prepare in the days leading up to your surgery. Vaginal surgeries cannot be performed when you are on your period; therefore, it is very important that you plan your surgery around your cycle.
What To Expect After Surgery?
Work: Most patients are back to work within a couple of days after labiaplasty surgery. If a high level of activity is required for your job, speak to your doctor about a time frame that will be appropriate for you to return to work.
Discomfort: After the surgery some moderate discomfort can be expected. Pain medication prescribed by your surgeon can help minimize the discomfort. However, if discomfort persists, contact your surgeon immediately.
Recovery: After surgery you may experience some bleeding and will be sore. Bruising and swelling are normal and should be expected. After approximately two days you will notice that the healing process is in full effect and your body will begin to look “normal” again.
Results: Each patient heals and scars differently. It is vital to keep in mind that the results of this procedure vary from patient to patient.
If you are born with a large or irregularly shaped labia, labiaplasty surgery can help bring normalcy to this region, as well as reduce discomfort and lessen any feelings of self-consciousness. Labiaplasty surgery is performed by Dr. Brandon Mang, a board-certified plastic surgeon in the Tampa area. Contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mang today.